Cyclone Winston Fiji Emergency Appeal
On 19 through 21 February, Tropical Cyclone Winston went straight through Fiji from west to east as a Category 5 system with winds of 230 kmph, gusting up to 325 kmph. It struck the two largest and most populated islands and affected up to 90% of population of Fiji to some degree. On 22 February, flood warnings remain in force for people living near the Wainibuka and Rewa Rivers.
Here are some highlights:
- 29 deaths have been confirmed, 7 people are reported missing; but not all areas of Fiji have communicated.
- Working with Government, UNICEF has provided WASH supplies for 3,000 people and education supplies for 995 children for distribution through the assessment and relief mission to the Lomaviti group of islands starting on 22 February
- Over 8000 people are in evacuation centres, with many more camped with friends, relatives or in other non-official displacement sites
We urgently appeal for your help so that we can continue providing life-saving aid to children who need all the help they can get to survive the aftermath of these disasters. Please help us by making a donation below.
Donations of RM50 and above are tax exempt under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.
Damansara Jalan Dungun,
Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Fax: (+6.03) 2093 0582